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Maculele ( rhythm Congo and Barravento) A warrior dance from the Sugar Cane fields of Brazil. Sometimes performed with machetes, often performed with sticks. Two dancers face off , as they dance they strike their sticks together in time to the music. Maculele has Bantu roots, and like capoeira is a form of defense, disguised as a dance.Maculele is performed on 3 or more drums (Atabaques) and a bell. The two types of rhythms used for this function are called Congo and Barravento.
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